Calendar: Reflection


This whole process of gathering ambience sound, interview script, photo, and video of Sungei Road Thieves’ Market had me realized that time in Singapore is tracked through the memories of the people who have strong connection of the heritage site…

Conclusion: time, memory, people, and places are the meta keywords for time tracking.

Calendar: Research about Singapore Development



Singapore has been evolving so rapidly since the 1960s. This changes are the inspiration for my Calendar project. Looking at this link below, we could see how Singapore is developing for years.

RA_Designing our City Supplement_July12.pdf

After reading it, I realized that for every development, like the building of HDBs, MRT stations, etc., there must be some places to be sacrificed. One of those places is the thieve’s market in Sungei Road. My project about gathering bits of pieces of the thieve’s market can be found here.


More reading: Long-Term Land Use Planning In Singapore


Calendar: Progress :)


I printed my interview script on tracing paper.. The ink did not come out smoothly, but I like the effect.. I think that it is as if the history is not fully recorded.. Some are concealed by TIME.

The paper ribbon could slide perfectly well when I turn the cassette wheels around. People could slowly read the text..

I think this is an interesting way to roll time back :p

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Calendar: raw materials that I have got so far


I have gone to Sungei Road Thieves’ Market, and gathered some materials for my final submission:

  1. PhotosThese photos can be put inside my cassette’s small publication.. Or else, they can be printed as loose cards..

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  2. Video

    Perhaps I could play this video, and project it on the screen.. At the same time, the audience could interact with my other materials..

  3. Ambience sound recorded inside a cassette 

    My publication can be in the form of small brochure inside the cassette transparent container.. The publication could contain my interview script and general information about Sungei Besar thieve’s market.

  4. IMG_4858Interview with one of the seller 

    My friend, Hazmi suggested that I might want to write my interview script on the cassette tape, and people can read it by turning the cassette wheel.The following pictures capture my effort to try out his idea. I am planning to print the script on thin paper and roll it inside my cassette.


  5. Free box from one kind uncle from the thieve’s market!

    I can use this to put my collaterals inside.IMG_4857



I have a lot of goods to be put inside. The question is, should I put everything inside, or should I just put one or two that are the most essential?

Calendar: box inspiration


How to assembly my collaterals in a box in a nice way? Could I try assemblage art…. Which can be functional as well… That means that my audience can interact with the goods inside without ruining the layout.. I mean, because I have a cassette that eventually needs to be played on a walkman using an earphone..

Anyway, here are some inspirations..